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One day Osaka tour for your great experience

by KASHIMA
(16) Reviews
8h $ 246 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • To see Osakajyo castle: Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585. The observatory with a height of 50 meters above the ground commands a panoramic view of Osaka city.
  • To see and enjoy Dotonbori-street: Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death".
  • To see and enjoy Kuromon market: Lots of Fresh fishes gained near Kansai sea are gathered in this traditional market. This market currently became famous for a new gourmet spots where people are walking to see various foods. You can enjoy not only tasting foods but also sightseeing those ingredients with some events such as tuna filleting display. There are tables in front of each store so that visitors can eat the foods just purchased and also freshly baked scallop , meats and so-on are served.
  • To see and enjoy Umeda Sky building / Sky garden: The height is 173 meter and you can see the overview of Osaka and surrounding area from there whatever angle. You go up by elevator to 35th floor. Then, to change to ride on see-through escalator whose figure is like tube and reach the entrance of sky garden of 39th floor. You can feel the excitement toward sky world. On 40th observation floor, there is some bench prepared whose length is 35 meter with glass counter & high-chair and you can see the beautiful night view of many skyscrapers with various color of neon. On the open air housetop called sky-walk, you can enjoy the overview landscape. At night, light path under your foot appeared and make fantastic atmosphere.
  • To see and enjoy Shinsekai and Tsutenkaku tower: This street of Shinsekai has the atmosphere of traditional era of Showa (around 90 years - 30 years ago) and many people come here to see lots of restaurant which show delicious gourmet. The food name of Kushi-katsu which mean spitted cutlet is the most famous one in this street. Tsutenkaku tower is a symbol of Osaka and was built in Meiji era (1868 – 1912) which was modelled on Eiffel tower of Paris.
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Overview

There are several attractions in Osaka.
One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore by Extravagant in food”.
You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.
Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.
You can enjoy both of above in this tour.

What to Expect

Osaka is located the center of Kansai area and had prospered as the town where Hideyoshi Toyotomi had lived and unified Japan in Osaka castle which he founded (Later half of 16th century). Even after Ieyasu Tokugawa established Edo era (1603) as the shogunate in Japan set the capital in Edo (current Tokyo), Osaka has continued as the city of merchants.
There are several attractions in Osaka.
One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore: ruin themselves by Extravagant in food”.
There are a lot of local cuisine which are cheap and delicious.
You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.
Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.
This tour include Osaka castle, Dotonbori-street, Kuromon market , Umeda sky building & sky garden, Shinsekai town including Tsuutenkaku-tower. Osaka
You can enjoy both local delicious food and traditional and modernized architecture.

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Highlights

  • To see Osakajyo castle: Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585. The observatory with a height of 50 meters above the ground commands a panoramic view of Osaka city.
  • To see and enjoy Dotonbori-street: Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death".
  • To see and enjoy Kuromon market: Lots of Fresh fishes gained near Kansai sea are gathered in this traditional market. This market currently became famous for a new gourmet spots where people are walking to see various foods. You can enjoy not only tasting foods but also sightseeing those ingredients with some events such as tuna filleting display. There are tables in front of each store so that visitors can eat the foods just purchased and also freshly baked scallop , meats and so-on are served.
  • To see and enjoy Umeda Sky building / Sky garden: The height is 173 meter and you can see the overview of Osaka and surrounding area from there whatever angle. You go up by elevator to 35th floor. Then, to change to ride on see-through escalator whose figure is like tube and reach the entrance of sky garden of 39th floor. You can feel the excitement toward sky world. On 40th observation floor, there is some bench prepared whose length is 35 meter with glass counter & high-chair and you can see the beautiful night view of many skyscrapers with various color of neon. On the open air housetop called sky-walk, you can enjoy the overview landscape. At night, light path under your foot appeared and make fantastic atmosphere.
  • To see and enjoy Shinsekai and Tsutenkaku tower: This street of Shinsekai has the atmosphere of traditional era of Showa (around 90 years - 30 years ago) and many people come here to see lots of restaurant which show delicious gourmet. The food name of Kushi-katsu which mean spitted cutlet is the most famous one in this street. Tsutenkaku tower is a symbol of Osaka and was built in Meiji era (1868 – 1912) which was modelled on Eiffel tower of Paris.

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Pick up fee for a guide: yen1500
Transportation fee during this tour for you: yen1000 by JR and local train per person
Transportation fee during this tour for a guide: yen1000
Lunch fee for you and a guide
Entrance fee: Osakajyo-castle for you: yen600 per person,
Umeda sky garden for you and aguide: yen1000 per person
Meeting Point
Ay your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point
Ay your hotel in Osaka
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 16 )
Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Well planned and enthusiastic. Created an itinerary to meet with our desired interests. Knowledgeable and experienced.

KASHIMA:

Mark san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am pleased that you and your group enjoyed a lot of Kyoto one day tour. Bsed on your preference, we made an itinerary to avoid very touristy places such as Kinkakuji/Golden Pavillion and selected less touristy places such as Arashiyama, Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Ryoanji trmple, Shinsenen garden ang Gion. Thanks to strong curiosity of your group about not only Japanese historey and culture but also Japanese everyday affairs, we could make precious information excahnge a lot. I am looking forward to have another chance to guide you when you come to Japan again in future. Thanks, Kashima

Katarzyna Katarzyna Poland ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tiur on Nara ”

we had very nice tour with Kashima - he was prepared in excellent manner, all on time, and he has shared with us interesting stories on Nara. very entusiastic about his job.

KASHIMA:

Katarzyna san, Thank you very much for your warm and great comments to me. I am very much pleased that you enjoyed ancient atomosphere of Nara and could understand the excellence of Nara. There are spacious and graceful view with no modern building built on their surrounding such as Todaiji, Great Buddha, Kasuga-Taisha, Nara park, Toshoudaiji temple and Yakushiji temple where we visited. We enjoyed to talk with each other about not only the historical difference between Nara and Kyoto but also various topics for both Poland and Japan. I am looking forward to meeting with you again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

James James United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Hideo Kashima Review ”

Kashima was wonderful throughout a long day of touring. He was very knowledgeable about all sites visited. I highly recommend a tour led by Hideo.

KASHIMA:

James san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much pleased and appreciated that you and your wife enjoyed the tour of Tokyo such as Tsukiji outer market, Tsukiji-Honganji, Namiyoke Inari Shrine, Imperial palace and the overview from the highest observation floor of both Tokyo tower and Skytree even if it was fairly hot on the day and we walked by fairly lots of steps. I was impressed that you and your wife were so interested in Japanese culture, history and beautiful landscape. I am looking forward to meeting again for your next visit in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Philip Philip United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Guide ”

We spent an entire day with Kashima. As promised, he met us in our lobby at 830am. We had a busy day planned and he helped us navigate the subway and trains to get to six different areas throughout the city. He made us a dinner reservation and helped us find a great hole in the wall spot for lunch. He also purchased our transit passes in advance. Kashima was funny and has better than basic English speaking abilities. Although his pronunciation was difficult to understand at times, his understanding of our questions was fine. He was able to answer anything we asked. He also prepared us a tour packet in advance that we enjoyed, and he allowed us to make changes on the fly without question. I would use Kashima again.

KASHIMA:

Philips san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much appreciated that you spent lots of effort to study Japan tour spots before you come here and made a very condensed tour plan including the best spots such as Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Tokyo tower, Imperial palace, Zojyoji temple, Meiji shrine, Takeshita-street and Shibuya crossing. The combination of ancient traditional atmosphere and that of the best modernized town was very nice to feel the excellent contrast. We enjoyed to talk with each other about not only Japanese history and culture for each spots but also various topics and comparison for both USA and Japan. I am looking forward to meeting with you again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Rebecca Rebecca United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing! Cannot imagine a better guide! ”

Had a great day trip to Kamakura! Kashima provided a detailed itinerary based on my wishes and was flexible and I changed and added some things. We had tea ceremony per my request in jomyoji temple, which I would highly recommend! Kashima met me promptly in my hotel and provided me with a printed and bound copy of our intinerary as well as pictures and detailed information about our day. He was flexible as I wanted to stop various places and shop. He was so friendly and helpful and I had the absolute best day! Highly recommend Kashima!

KASHIMA:

Rebecca san, Thank you very much for your kind review as great as any. And I appreciate you for taking a little risk to go Kamakura tour under the condition of typhoon approaching to Kanto area on the day. Fortunately, the whether was sunny in the morning and you could enjoy a tea ceremony experience in Jomyoji temple with very quiet circumstance without any tourists there. I think that you could feel deep feeling of Zen Buddhism related atmosphere combined with the dry landscape garden. I also very much enjoyed with you by lots of information exchanged each other and I could learn a lot by receiving lots of interesting questions from you. I am looking forward to meeting you again in future and getting lots of new questions from you. Thanks, Kashima

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